A wave of optimism took over the city as the vaccine rollout continued its progression and more and more residents began to breathe a sigh of relief. Although social distancing protocols and mask mandates continue, there are glimmers of hope that things will finally once again get back to normal at some point in the not-to-distant future.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.